How to Style a Watch With Any Outfit

Watches are a lot like rings in that if you wear them, you probably rarely take yours off. But while you may play favorites with your go-to piece, there's an art to learning how to style a watch so that it looks not just functional but enviable as well.

For inspiration, look to fashion week street style, where you'll see outfits as casual as jeans and a tee and as fancy as head-to-toe Chanel accessorized with cool timepieces. Layered with piles of mismatched bracelets, complemented with a statement cuff, or worn solo on an otherwise bare arm, they lend a classic touch to any look. 

Whether you prefer polished gold or silver, timeless leather, or a colorful canvas band, see how to wear a watch like a fashion pro—and shop a few of our favorite styles.

Coordinate your watch with your rings for a cohesive jewelry look.

Team a menswear-inspired button-down with a more substantial watch design for a look that's classic and tailored.

Wear a vintage-inspired watch with prints and bohemian elements.

Let a silver watch pop against a monochromatic outfit.

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Sandra Semburg

A classic jacket like this deserves equally classic accessories.

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Sandra Semburg

Draw extra attention to your wrist with a single rolled-up sleeve.

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Sandra Semburg

From the jumble of bracelets to the tee and sundress, this ensemble is all in the layering.

The name says it all. This watch is a classic.

No matter how many time zones you cross, this watch will always update to keep you on the right time.

The square face is a nod to vintage watch designs.

This soft blush shade is perfect for spring and summer.

No one does clean design quite like the Danish.

This one adds a sporty element to just about any look.

Mix this petite watch in with other gold bracelets.

It's not often we see a watch designed as creatively as this.

If this doesn't convince you to stop relying on your iPhone alone to tell time, we don't know what will.

The mother-of-pearl face is particularly elegant.

The soft gray band and rose-gold hardware will go with just about everything.

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.